Hoon Could Have Known?

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Former defence minister Geoff Hoon has admitted to making mistakes over Iraq, but it was all Dick Cheney's fault.

Plans for a humanitarian bloodbath were overturned by the US vice president, Hoon recently claimed. "Perhaps we didn't do enough to see it through the Sunni perspective," he mused.

"Maybe we were too optimistic about the idea of the streets being lined with cheering people," he additionally suggested. But at least the minister sleeps well at night: "I have reconciled it in my own mind," he said.